Talk:Miraheze Volunteering Opportunities

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    Latest comment: 2 months ago by Choilmto in topic Call for volunteers for SRE roles

    Do we want to add a vacancy for fighting vandalism?

    Do we want to post a list of the open phabricator tickets?

    Rsterbal (talk) 01:45, 7 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    from labster in chat[edit source]

    Extension installers should look for the the Reviewed workboard here:

    I want to volunteer[edit source]

    I am about to get a diploma in computer science, have hosted my own website since 2019, including briefly my own mediawki instance, have a reasonable but not extensive experience with php, and have a bunch of linux experience. I used to host my own pleroma instance. Would I be a good fit or am I underqualified as a volunteer? I am over 16 and willing to sign an NDA. Immanuelle (talk) 01:28, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I'd say you are, it's not like we are asking for people who know mediawiki like the back of their hand, this is unpaid after all. As long as you have a good base, everything else more experienced people in SRE can probably teach as needed. See Board/NDAs for the NDA stuff, and Tech:Organisation for the roles inside SRE, see if any of them look good to you. OrangeStar (talk) 11:35, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @OrangeStar well that sounds good. Immanuelle (talk) 23:38, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @OrangeStar I'm back from the trip I was on. Where are the roles I should be applying for? Immanuelle (talk) 16:58, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Tech:Organisation has a list of roles within SRE. OrangeStar (talk) 19:42, 21 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Call for volunteers for SRE roles[edit source]

    If you are interested in volunteering for Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) roles to help Miraheze stay afloat, please comment here with your potential qualifications, potential roles you'd be interested in, and other helpful information about yourself and why you think you could help Miraheze in these roles. Lev (talk) 02:50, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    MediaWiki EM is what I am interested in, I am a former Miraheze SRE member (MW-admin and puppet-user) I mainly focused on SSL/DNS, Jobrunner issues, and other tasks as needed. I have been apart of the project for 6 years. Zppix (Meta | talk to me) 03:00, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I’d be happy to do some SWE work (as it’d be what I’m most qualified for - could try out SRE if it’s more urgently needed). I’m a student of Computer Science at Oxford University, with 1yoe experience in a frontend web dev role and now transitioning into a prod eng role at a large HFT/quant firm (So maybe in a couple months I’ll be better suited to the SRE role). Its.jxssica (talk) 08:16, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm interested in helping with the Security Engineering. I work full time as a Senior Cyber Security Consultant with normal responsibilities including Vulnerability Management, Incident Response, Security Architecture, and many other things. I hold a valid Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification and I'm in good standing in the industry.
    I'm already committed to two other volunteer projects (FIRST Robotics), and running IT System for a local fundraiser. I've got limited time available but I would be happy to dedicate that time to Miraheze to help keep the project alive.
    ~~~~ Nickmcski (talk) 20:25, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Pigeon – Software Engineer (Developer).

    While I presume I could be a wee bit in over my head, I do have experience with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, (and Python, Lua, OOP etc.), although unfortunately, to date, not much experience with PHP, although I would be more than willing to put in the time to improve my knowledge and skills. (I am also applying for some community roles if those would be better suited to me until I can gain more experience.) — 🐦Thatgaypigeon (talk) 23:01, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Pigeon – Community Engagement Specialist.

    Unfortunately, I do not speak any other languages fluently, but languages are one of my strongest passions and I am currently learning various languages at a base level. I studied Spanish (for GCSE) and I can understand some of the basics of French, too. Sometimes I do struggle with communication, being autistic, but I have found that is more in close-friend social interactions rather than more technical, 'professional' environments.
    I hope I would be suitable for this role as I would start get to grips with the structure and technical inner-workings of MediaWiki and Miraheze before I can hopefully move to a more technical role if need be. — 🐦Thatgaypigeon (talk) 23:01, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I think I can do MediaWiki Engineer, Software Engineer, or Community Engagement Specialist
    I'm not very experienced, but as I mentioned above I do have qualifications.
    Community Engagement Specialist is probably the one I'm most passionate about, since it's the biggest obvious flaw I've seen with Miraheze and wanted to change. Immanuelle (talk) 17:26, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Also I'm easier to get to on discord. My username is @kamidere#7777 Immanuelle (talk) 22:51, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I am potentially interested in helping out. Miraheze has helped us host for years and although we are going to be leaving I'd like to do what I can to give back to the project. My time is quite limited so I'd need to have a conversation about specifically how much work is expected from me. I am qualified for and interested in Site Reliability Engineers, Security Engineers, MediaWiki Engineer, Software Engineer (Developer). Roughly ordered by my interest.I have an MSc in Computer Science with specific focus in software engineering practice, data visualization, and software security. PHP was my first programming language so I have used it on and off for over a decade. And I have a similar amount of experience with JS. I maintain MediaWiki sites for community projects (not farms though). I also have experience with nginx and proxmox. I currently work as a software engineer. Falkirks (talk) 17:51, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    General Nuisance – Possible Security Reviewer or MediaWiki Engineer .

    Hello, I was offered as being of potential relevance to either Security Reviewer or MediaWiki Engineer roles. I have a baseline knowledge of MediaWiki (I am an admin on the UTAU Fandom Wiki where I fixed a fair few bugs, mainly relating to CSS, which I am very comfortable with). UFW is a very small community however, and thus a very different environment from somewhere like Miraheze, which is a full-blown Wikifarm.
    I am in a community college program at the moment learning SysAdmin, NetAdmin, WebDev and Help Desk skills, along with basic Cybersecurity. I currently am holding down a full time summer internship as a help desk/IT support analyst role with Canada Revenue Agency and Canada Border Services Agency. I am in the midst of getting my CCNA.
    I consider myself fairly comfortable in dealing with people in a support role, as well as with HTML and CSS. I know basic JavaScript and MediaWiki and would be eager to learn more. I would be completely open to learning PHP.
    I may also be of use as a Community Engagement specialist due to my experience in a tech support role, and my ability to speak French.
    If I am not of much use at the moment, I'd love to apply again in the future, possibly after I am graduated and thus a more fully realized programmer/developer/administrator.
    GeneralNuisance (talk) 00:56, 20 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hi, I would like to apply for the role of site reliability engineer on the infrastructure team. I have nearly two years of experience as a devops engineer, and my current schedule is pretty flexible, which I'd like to commit to this project at this time. Choilmto (talk) 02:02, 16 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Call for volunteers for Community roles[edit source]

    If you are interested in volunteering for Community roles to help Miraheze stay afloat, please comment here with your potential qualifications, potential roles you'd be interested in, and other helpful information about yourself and why you think you could help Miraheze in these roles. Lev (talk) 02:50, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    While I may not have the necessary edit counts or pre-required roles, I would say I am qualified enough to take on either Global Sysop/Steward. Also, at this point I believe edit counts shouldn't matter as much as the candidate's potential for the role. I know the community does not really know me that well, but I am willing to answer any questions you may have if I can run for it. I really want to help save Miraheze from going under. I have many years of wiki administrative work under my belt as well. While I don't have many experiences with global roles, I am more than willing to learn and help fulfill their duties. If I can't run, then I can understand but I at least want to try. Thank you. Hypercane (talk) 05:57, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'd fully support Hypercane for Stewardship, despite the aforementioned lack of fulfillment of the official numerical requirements. If it wasn't for the NDA I'd also have been willing to step up, but I'm not sure that I'm comfortable giving my RL address out to two(?) people who I don't personally know and are located overseas. @Hypercane: You can always file a request at Requests for Stewardship if you wish. – AmandaCath (talk) 17:58, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    An NDA is required for SRE roles as well, a role I believe you've expressed interested in? Any potential successor entity would have to require an NDA to have access to systems with potentially sensitive information. It would be irresponsible for the board of directors of the corporation to not have one, or something like it. Dmehus (talk) 17:31, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Pigeon – Community roles.

    While I am fairly new to Miraheze, I have been on and off various WMF sites for years now, so I would consider myself capable enough to handle these tasks if permitted. I have experience in moderating various things (social spaces, Discord server, etc.), as well as communicating between some users/communities on MediaWiki sites like Fandom or Wikipedia, although these experiences aer obviously limited. I would still like to think I could handle a role of this caliber, though. :) — 🐦Thatgaypigeon (talk) 23:10, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Executive - Community roles[edit source]

    I offer all can I do to Miraheze, I am an admin on Nonciclopedia and I often cooperate here with meta to fight vandalism, I also speak English, French and Spanish, I have previous experience with communities like Miraheze on other wikis (primary fandom and wikia at the time), I am also motivated to bring results and support for users across this wiki farm. I am willing to contribute even a little because I think Miraheze did enough for us of Nonciclopedia. I think I am qualified to be a global sysop or a global rollbacker. Best regards, --Executive2 (talk) 11:45, 19 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Community Roles Application | TizianX.
    Dear Miraheze community,
    I am applying for the Steward role on this awesome hosting space. While I might not have the necessary edit counts or other requirements, I believe I am qualified enough to take on this responsibility.
    I have years of experience in administrative work (I've ran multiple wikis, Discord servers, and currently run an independent platform similar to Discord) and I am willing to learn and fulfill the duties of the role. I understand that the role comes with great responsibility and I am committed to upholding the values, standards, and other duties related to this position.
    If there are any questions or concerns the community has, I am willing to answer them to the best of my ability. I believe that I can make a positive contribution to the Miraheze community and help ensure its continued success.
    Thank you for considering my application. I'd also be completely willing to take on any roles that are necessary to ensure the continuity of the site. TizianX (talk) 14:43, 18 June 2023 (GMT-3)
    TizianX, Requests for Stewardship exists for this role. Dmehus (talk) 17:56, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I know, but I'm not only applying for steward, just for any community role (or even tech roles) so I can help out :) TizianX (talk) 18:00, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    As a longtime associate of Tizian, I couldn't support his application anymore. I first met Tizian in 2020 and he has been active in the online community since 2016 and has done nothing but an extraordinary job at everything which he has done during this time. I am sure he would make an amazing manager/administrator in the MiraHaze community. #IStandWithTizian Terry McKeen III (talk) 18:37, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Statement of Support for Tizan's Stewardship in MiraHeze
    I am thrilled to provide my wholehearted endorsement for Tizan's candidacy for the stewardship position in MiraHeze. Tizan has consistently proven themselves to be an outstanding associate and friend, and their exceptional qualities make them deserving of this important role within the community.
    Not only does Tizan possess an impressive technical skill set, but their interpersonal skills are equally remarkable. They have consistently demonstrated an ability to build strong relationships, fostering a sense of camaraderie and collaboration within the community. Tizan's approachability and willingness to listen to others' ideas and concerns have created an environment where everyone feels valued and heard.
    As a friend, Tizan is someone you can always count on. Their support, encouragement, and positivity have made a significant impact on those around them. They consistently uplift and motivate others, fostering a sense of unity and friendship within the community. Tizan's genuine care for their associates and friends is evident in their actions, and they are always ready to lend a helping hand or provide guidance whenever needed.
    In light of their outstanding qualities and contributions, it is clear that Tizan deserves the position of stewardship in MiraHeze. Their passion for the project, technical expertise, and exceptional interpersonal skills make them an ideal candidate to help lead and guide the community. With Tizan's stewardship, I have no doubt that the MiraHeze Wiki will continue to thrive, evolve, and remain a welcoming and inclusive space for all users.
    I wholeheartedly support Tizan's candidacy and believe they will excel in the stewardship role, making valuable contributions and leaving a lasting positive impact on the MiraHeze community. GageVL (talk) 18:43, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Tizian would be great for this role. 2600:1002:B187:415C:2007:7B68:6466:F81F 18:48, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I think Tizian would do exceedingly well in this role based off of what he wrote! I fully support him. Imcokecandle (talk) 18:51, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    There is either (a) a high likelihood of sockpuppetry or (b) meatpuppetry going on here. Dmehus (talk) 19:09, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Tizian also only has 19 edits, which is a long way from the 1,000 needed to become a Steward. If they had something like 900 edits, I could maybe look past that, but 19 is nowhere near enough to determine a candidate's suitability for a role. Tali64³ (talk) 19:26, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'd very much love to participate in community roles if possible, including eventually Global Sysop or Steward if that is warranted eventually. I do plan to take a short wikibreak, but I am committed to helping Miraheze. Happy to talk if anyone would like to, you can find me on Discord or IRC. BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 20:24, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Call for volunteers for Company roles[edit source]

    If you are interested in volunteering for Company roles to help Miraheze stay afloat, please comment here with your potential qualifications, potential roles you'd be interested in, and other helpful information about yourself and why you think you could help Miraheze in these roles. Lev (talk) 02:51, 16 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    I have experience working in and with NGOs, liaising with funders etc. Also, experience working with the open government community. Have been running Miraheze wikis since 2016. Happy to help. Ruchirshah (talk) 08:57, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'm willing to fill in for any non-technical roles that are required. I've served on a nonprofit board of directors before, as an example. –MJLTalk 20:15, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I'd also love to serve as a member of the Miraheze Board if possible, in its new format. I have good organizational and management skills, and am happy to help where needed. BrandonWM (talkcontributionsglobalrights) 20:21, 18 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I worked for Oxfam as fundraising (local) manager and I have experience in managing funds, I also experienced in privacy laws and developed knowledge about communities like fandom and wikia (on wikia I was still executive) I do not recall my username on fandom… anyway I think I may be qualified to be a member of the board and I will be honored if chosen for this hard and delicate position, at last I speak English, French and Spanish (in this order of competence) and I work as free-lance interpreter so I developed the ability of problem-solving and contact with the public… I really think I may be good for this role, I also willing to learn as soon as possible the UK laws concerning legal aspects of Miraheze. Thx 😊 and best regards Executive2 (talk) 10:26, 27 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]